Louth County Council supplies approximately 9,070 households (71% of rural population) with a piped water supply through 14no. existing public schemes currently in place in the county.
The Council has a duty under the EU Drinking Regulations to ensure that the quality of drinking water within the county meets certain standards. Intensive monitoring of water supplies in the county is carried out by the EPA on behalf of Louth County Council.
Louth County Council serves approximately 4,500 households (40% of rural population) with sewerage facilities through 17no. public sewerage schemes located principally in the towns and villages throughout the county.
Application to connect to Local Authority Water/Sewerage Services
To ensure that supplies/services are not over utilised or interfered with, the Council regulates additions to the systems. All individuals or bodies must formally apply to connect and they must subsequently connect in a manner specified by the Council.
A water/sewerage connection generally attracts a fee and a Road Opening Licence will also be required in most cases. Details of the various fees may be obtained from the Sanitary Services Section of Louth County Council.
Application Form for Water Supply
Application Form for Sewerage Connection
Application Form for Road Opening Licence
Road Opening Licence Application Form (Dundalk Town Council)
List of Plumbers
List of Contractors